It’s easy to take the humble shower for granted. You take a shower every day but hardly pay attention to what the shower does for your health – apart from getting you clean – or your life. Here are a few ways the simple shower benefits you, and how to make the most of the shower feature in your home.
1. Enhancing Creativity
According to researchers, the more dopamine released in our brains, the more creative we are. Activities that trigger dopamine release are activities that make us feel relaxed and secure – for example, driving home or taking a warm shower. A shower, in fact, is one of the prime places for creative breakthroughs and genius ideas. In addition, taking a shower provides a distraction, and distraction is often crucial to be able to break away from a fixation on an ineffective solution. When your mind wanders in the shower, your subconscious mind that has been working all day or all night on a solution to your problem can surface and bring its ideas to your conscious mind. In order to enhance creativity every day, make the shower a welcoming place in the home – somewhere you look forward to spending time, where you can relax and let the ideas flow.
2. Relieving Tension and Stress
A hot shower can work wonders on your stiff muscles. A powerful shower is even better. The flow of the hot water on your shoulders acts like a massage and you can feel the difference with a reduction in headaches and less pain in your upper back. Keep the water pressure up in order to benefit from a massaging shower. If the pressure is problematic, check the boiler and make adjustments to the hot water system.
3. Waking You Up
A cold shower, on the other hand, is ideal to invigorate your mind and get rid of fatigue. Cool showers may also help to combat depression, according to some experts. Cold showers are also much better for your skin than warm showers – if you can’t stand a whole shower with cold water, switch the temperature for the last few minutes and get a refreshing jolt to your body.
4. Transforming Your Mood
Make the best use of the bathroom space by lighting candles and burning essential oils before you go to sleep, and playing loud music when you want to feel positive. You can buy shower units with places to plug your iPod or music player, meaning you can listen to your own music whenever you’re using the shower. The refreshing nature of the shower helps put you in a better mood – the addition of music and lighting further enhances it.
In order to get the most from your shower it helps if the shower itself is modern, clean and effective. Take a look at the showers at www.jtspas.co.uk for inspiration – why stop at a simple shower unit when you can furnish your bathroom with a steam shower unit (steam room and shower in one), a rain shower, or a hydro shower with massage jets? To take full benefit from your daily shower, make it a shower in a hi-tech and inviting shower unit.